Raven Symone' Speaks Out About Being Gay And Being Called African American Now she has to Explain Her Controversial Comment

Raven Symone' Speaks Out About Being Gay And African American
BHR Hollywood Reports.......Raven-Symoné went from beloved former child star to public enemy number one in the eyes of the black community after she commented on OWN’s “Where Are They Now?” that she didn’t want to be labeled as “African-American” or “gay.”

 
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"I'm tired of being labeled. I'm an American. I'm not an African-American. I'm an American."

 The former star of "The Cosby Show" and "That's so Raven" told Oprah Winfrey. "I mean, I don't know where my roots go to.

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 I don't know how far back they go. ... I don't know what country in Africa I'm from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana.


I'm an American, and that's a colorless person, because we're all people. I have lots of things running through my veins."

Almost immediately after the interview aired, Raven suffered an angry backlash from black fans who claimed her comments were offensive.

Now, days after the controversy began, Raven has sent a statement out to the press, clarifying her statement and saying that she never denied her race.

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